Beaumont, Alberta

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Beaumont
Town
Town of Beaumont
St. Vital Roman Catholic Church in Beaumont
St. Vital Roman Catholic Church in Beaumont
Flag of Beaumont
Flag
Motto: Life is better in Beaumont!
Beaumont is located in Alberta
Beaumont
Beaumont
Location of Beaumont in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°21′26″N 113°24′53″W / 53.35722°N 113.41472°W / 53.35722; -113.41472Coordinates: 53°21′26″N 113°24′53″W / 53.35722°N 113.41472°W / 53.35722; -113.41472
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Edmonton Capital Region
Census division 11
List of municipal districts in Alberta#Municipal district Leduc County
Founded 1895
Government[1]
 • Mayor Camille Berube
 • Governing body
 • CAO Marc Landry
 • MLA George Rogers
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 10.50 km2 (4.05 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 735 m (2,411 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 13,284
 • Density 1,264.8/km2 (3,276/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 780
Highways Highway 625
Highway 814
Website Official website

Beaumont is a town in Leduc County within the Edmonton Capital Region of Alberta, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 625 and Highway 814, 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) south of the City of Edmonton and 6.0 kilometres (3.7 mi) northeast of the City of Leduc. The Nisku Industrial Park and the Edmonton International Airport are located 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the west and 8.0 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the southwest respectively.

Originally a French farming community, Beaumont is now a town of 15,828 people.[4] Its downtown core resembles a French village with unique architecture and red brick walkways. It is named for the "beautiful hill" on which St. Vital Church, built in 1919, is located within the centre of the town. The name was selected in 1895 as part of a petition for a post office.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population history
Year Pop. ±%
1941 65 —    
1951 149 +129.2%
1956 121 −18.8%
1961 194 +60.3%
1966 234 +20.6%
1971 337 +44.0%
1976 851 +152.5%
1981 2,638 +210.0%
1986 3,944 +49.5%
1991 5,042 +27.8%
1996 5,810 +15.2%
2001 7,006 +20.6%
2006 8,961 +27.9%
2011 13,284 +48.2%
Source: Statistics Canada
[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][2]

The population of the Town of Beaumont according to its 2014 municipal census is 15,828, a 6.1% change from its 2013 municipal census population of 14,916.[4] At its current population, Beaumont is one of the largest towns in the province and is eligible for city status. According to Alberta's Municipal Government Act, a town is eligible for city status when it reaches 10,000 residents.[18]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Beaumont had a population of 13,284 living in 4,369 of its 4,566 total dwellings, a 48.2% change from its 2006 population of 8,961. With a land area of 10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,265.1/km2 (3,276.7/sq mi) in 2011.[2] The 2011 census also indicated that Beaumont was ranked as the municipality with the seventh-highest population growth between 2006 and 2011.[19]

In 2006, Beaumont had a population of 8,961 living in 2,858 dwellings, a 27.9% increase from 2001. With a land area of 10.50 km2 (4.05 sq mi), the town had a population density of 853.2 /km2 (2,210 /sq mi).[20] With a growth rate of 27.9% between 2001 and 2006, Beaumont was named one of the "Top 20 Fastest Growing Communities in Canada" by Statistics Canada.

In 2008, more than half of the workforce of Beaumont was employed in the City of Edmonton (3,057 commuters).[21]

Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)
Population group Population  % of total population
White 8,285 92.5%
Visible minority group
Source:[22]
South Asian 45 0.5%
Chinese 75 0.8%
Black 50 0.6%
Filipino 45 0.5%
Latin American 30 0.3%
Arab 40 0.4%
Southeast Asian 40 0.4%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 50 0.6%
Japanese 0 0%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple visible minority 15 0.2%
Total visible minority population 385 4.3%
Aboriginal group
Source:[23]
First Nations 65 0.7%
Métis 215 2.4%
Inuit 0 0%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 10 0.1%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 0 0%
Total Aboriginal population 290 3.2%
Total population 8,960 100%

Economy[edit]

The Town of Beaumont is a member of the Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association, an economic development partnership that markets Alberta's International Region[24] in proximity to the Edmonton International Airport.[25]

Arts and culture[edit]

Beaumont is home to the Beaumont Blues Festival, one of only a few all-Canadian blues festivals in Canada. Headliners of the 2010 festival included Amos Garrett, Gordie Johnson and Kelly Hoppe of Big Sugar, Boogie Patrol, and Paul Pigat.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Omar Mosleh (August 15, 2014). "Beaumont council briefs: Town continues to grow". The Beaumont News (Canoe Sun Media). p. 4. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ Beaumont History Book Committee (1985). Beaumont : histoire de Beaumont et district, 1885-1960. p. 13. 
  6. ^ Ninth Census of Canada, 1951. SP-7, Population: Unincorporated villages and hamlets. Dominion Bureau of Statistics. p. 55-57. 
  7. ^ "Table 6: Population by sex, for census subdivisions, 1956 and 1951". Census of Canada, 1956. Population, Counties and Subdivisions. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1957. p. 6.50-6.53. 
  8. ^ "Table 6: Population by census subdivisions, 1901–1961". 1961 Census of Canada. Series 1.1: Historical, 1901–1961. Volume I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1963. p. 6.77-6.83. 
  9. ^ "Population by specified age groups and sex, for census subdivisions, 1966". Census of Canada, 1966. Population, Specified Age Groups and Sex for Counties and Census Subdivisions, 1966. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1968. p. 6.50-6.53. 
  10. ^ "Table 2: Population of Census Subdivisions, 1921–1971". 1971 Census of Canada. Volume I: Population, Census Subdivisions (Historical). Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1973. p. 2.102-2.111. 
  11. ^ "Table 3: Population for census divisions and subdivisions, 1971 and 1976". 1976 Census of Canada. Census Divisions and Subdivisions, Western Provinces and the Territories. Volume I: Population, Geographic Distributions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1977. p. 3.40-3.43. 
  12. ^ "Table 4: Population and Total Occupied Dwellings, for Census Divisions and Subdivisions, 1976 and 1981". 1981 Census of Canada. Volume II: Provincial series, Population, Geographic distributions (Alberta). Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1982. p. 4.1-4.10. ISBN 0-660-51095-2. 
  13. ^ "Table 2: Census Divisions and Subdivisions – Population and Occupied Private Dwellings, 1981 and 1986". Census Canada 1986. Population and Dwelling Counts – Provinces and Territories (Alberta). Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1987. p. 2.1-2.10. ISBN 0-660-53463-0. 
  14. ^ "Table 2: Population and Dwelling Counts, for Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 1986 and 1991 – 100% Data". 91 Census. Population and Dwelling Counts – Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1992. p. 100-108. ISBN 0-660-57115-3. 
  15. ^ "Table 10: Population and Dwelling Counts, for Census Divisions, Census Subdivisions (Municipalities) and Designated Places, 1991 and 1996 Censuses – 100% Data". 96 Census. A National Overview – Population and Dwelling Counts. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1997. p. 136-146. ISBN 0-660-59283-5. 
  16. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts, for Canada, Provinces and Territories, and Census Divisions, 2001 and 1996 Censuses - 100% Data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  17. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  18. ^ "Municipal Government Act". Alberta Queen's Printer. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  19. ^ "Table 6: Municipalities (census subdivisions) with the highest population growth between 2006 and 2011". Statistics Canada. 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  20. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Beaumont - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  21. ^ Town of Beaumont. "Beaumont's 2008 Statistics". Retrieved 2010-05-31. [dead link]
  22. ^ [1], Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  23. ^ [2], Aboriginal Population Profile from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  24. ^ "About Us". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  25. ^ "Explore the Region". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  26. ^ "Beaumont Blues Festival-Labour Day Long Weekend-2010". Archived from the original on 6 August 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 

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